The 5 Human Values of Human Excellence

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Submitted: May 15, 2018

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The 5 Human Values of Human Excellence:

This is an article based on the five human values of human excellence. This is a teaching from a spiritual teacher who originates from India called Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The five human values are love (Prema), non-violence (Ahimsa), peace (Shanthi) right conduct (Dharma), and truth (Sathya). These five human values are eternal, and are found in every cell of the body. Without the human values we could not be human. Human values are really divine values that remain unchanged through time.
 The true practice of the five human values plays a fundamental role in our self-transformation as they underpin all our educational, service, and spiritual activities. In our day to day life we encounter circumstances where our adherence to the human values is challenged. On a programme whose ultimate goal is self-transformation, we can at least, look to see how we can practice the human values more effectively.
Love is a force that maintains life and it is the most powerful energy in this universe. If we believe that the same soul (Atma) resides in all of us. Then we will be able to love all. At the end of the day it is our choice whether we utilise and express this love and thus great joy, whether we shield ourselves from love and experience desolation. Selfless love or unconditional love is what we should strive for. Also we should cultivate this sentiment towards mankind.
Non-Violence is a human value that incorporates the practice of living in harmony with our environment, the people that are in contact with us every day of our lives, as well as ourselves in how we think, speak, and act which must be in harmony together and doing these with pure minds, hearts, and souls. Ultimately non-violence is about completing our duty with due thought and consideration for others as well as ourselves. Non-violence does not however must be humble and submissive to the will of others. If non-violence is practiced in its true sense, is empowering and requires the greatest determination and self-control. Non-violence is the mark of a person who has sharpened their mind in the crucible of self-transformation. Non-violence is an attitude that must be the originator of every thought, word, and deed. Every one of us has the power to choose to any stimulus we are exposed to. We have ‘responsibility’ or response-ability to choose a response. We may choose to blame circumstances, environment, people, or weather for our impulsive or violent behaviour. It is very difficult not to be influenced by external situations, whether physical, social, psychological, but our response whether conscious or unconscious can be a value-based choice or response.
Peace is a state of calmness that is based on understanding and adhering righteousness. In order to feel at peace, we need to overcome our unreasonable expectations. Unreasonable expectations lead to agitation and unrest at an emotional, mental, and spiritual level and as a result of this will manifest in a loss of peace. Instead of looking for peace we often seek happiness in a number of ways. Our inherent nature is peace; however it is obscured by attachment of material object. People can attain peace by developing consciousness of their inherent divinity.
Right conduct or righteousness is the way in which one undertakes his/her duties and responsibilities. Also right conduct sets out guidelines which helps people to progress spiritually in their daily life.
Truth is eternal and everlasting; it is inherent in all. Hence if all beings abide by truth we will all be united with spiritual teacher Sri Sathya Sai Baba or swami who was named “Sathya Narayana Raju” which means the embodiment of truth. However people lose sight of what is the real truth and forget that there is such a concept as truth. Truth is something that must be true at all times. What is true today, be true tomorrow, and should have been true yesterday. Truth is independent of time and space.
In the frame work of self-transformation, they play a vital role as they build an individual transformation through prayer and control of the senses, to social through developing loving, non-violent, peaceful, righteous, and truthful relationships with others. All of these micro processes at the individual level feed into global transformation  and have an impact that is far greater than the sum of all individual parts.


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